First off, speaking of stupid questions, I went to a work-related cookout on Friday. Since Fridays are a run day for me, it worked out well to run 5 miles and end at the cookout. So while I was there, I was wearing all my running gear.
These are the shoes I run in - Fila Skeltoes. There are considered "minimalist" sneakers.
I must have been asked AT LEAST 7 times - "Do you like those?" and/or "Are those comfortable?" What I wanted to say was "No, they are horribly uncomfortable and I hate them, that's why I run in them you effing moron." But I was on my best behavior and didn't say that.
Anyway, I started off this month right - with my first ever double digit run!!! I ran 10 miles in 1:28:26. I also posted my fastest mile ever at 8:15. I continue to be shocked at how my mile times are improving. The first 7 miles were great, but then I started dragging. It started to get hot and the last 3 miles have a LOT of hills, so I slowed down dramatically.
I was low on energy but after lunch still managed to weed out 2 flower beds that I have sorely neglected this year and got a new bed mulched. Then it was some serious hammock time.
I've been diligently wearing my bikini, LOL, so my tummy has actually turned brown! Vacation starts this week, and I am feeling pretty good about life in general. It certainly feels better then the funk I was in a month ago!!